Bernarda Muriel is a member to the Carmigniani Pérez litigation and arbitration team, focusing her practice on commercial arbitration and commercial as well as administrative litigation.

Moreover, Bernarda has relevant experience in arbitration proceedings related to construction and telecommunications.

In addition to her practice in dispute resolution, Bernarda renders advice to clients on corporate matters, in real estate issues and due diligence processes.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Corporate Law


  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Law degree (cum laude), 2018.
  • The Hague Academy of International Law, the Netherlands, 2019
  • University of Paris II Pantheón-Assas. Paris, France, 2017


  • Spanish
  • English
  • French

Career Path

  • Prior to joining Carmigniani Pérez, Abogados, Bernarda worked at the Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute, as a coordinator, also taking care of the publication of the Ecuadorian Arbitration Magazine annually.
  • In the academic field, Bernarda currently works as an assistant professor in the subject of Fundamental Legal Concepts and Subjects, Theory of Legal Norms and Arbitration Processes at the San Francisco University of Quito.
  • She is part of the Academic Committee for organization of the National Arbitration Contest and Amcham’s Quito Legal Committee.
  • Bernarda is ambassador for Arbitrator Intelligence for the period 2020-2021.
  • She is member of Arbitraje Alumni Association, the Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute, and Young ICCA.
  • She was Associate Editor of USFQ Law Review. Currently, she is collaborating as external peer reviewer.


  • “Compliance: its evolution and challenges in Ecuador. Where to go?”, USFQ Law Review, Quito, (2017):

  • “From rigid proceduralism to the modernization of arbitration in Ecuador: implementation of non-domestic rules in local arbitration”, ICC, Editorial Jurídica Cevallos, Quito (2018)

  • “Corporate Arbitration (statutory) in Ecuador”, Derecho Societario No. 13, Edino (2019)
  • “Covid-19: the impetus to modernization needed by arbitration in Ecuador”, Very Young Arbitration Blog (2020)

  • “The Enchanted Islands: world heritage site and tourist destination for which there is still much to be done”, Summer | Ec (2020)